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Kristy D Smith, D.M.

Assistant Professor of Management 
Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration


Novatney Bldg, Juneau Campus



Contributing Author, The Total Woman Volume II: Life is a RollerCoaster
Author, Blended reality: Creating a world where blended families thrive
Contributing Author, Your Personal GPS: How to Navigate Life Challenges & Roadblocks


  • SHRM
  • Salt Lake SHRM

Courses Taught:

  • Strategic Management
  • Business Research
  • Operations Management
  • International Business
  • Organizational Theory and Behavior
  • Principles of Management
  • Project Management (BBA/MBA)


Kristy D. Smith holds hold three degrees in business: a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership; a Master of Business Administration in Project Management; and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. Her desire to make a difference in people’s lives led her to her career in higher education. She believes she is making a difference every day providing students a ‘product’ that cannot be taken away. She is a life-long learner, reading and teaching, continuing to learn from her discipline and her students.

Dr. Smith has a wealth of leadership experience from multiple industries focused on strategic human resource management, mentoring, and coaching. She also volunteers for various non-profits to lend her human resource and leadership talent developing community leaders. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management. In January 2015, she was invited to be a member of the keynote panel of the Mile High SHRM chapter to provide advice on cultivating culture in an organization. The only woman on the panel, she gained a mentee and an opportunity to present to management at a large hotel in the Denver area. Her philosophy on mentoring and coaching is to build relationships with your teams and support each other’s strengths; someone else will have a strength that balances out others weaknesses so the weaknesses go away.

In her personal life, she is centered on being a blessing to those around her. She and her husband have been married for more than 23 years, have a daughter and son-in-law, a son serving in our Nation’s military along with his supportive wife. She and her husband adopted their grandsons in April 2017 and have two four-legged girls, mastiff mixes that are loving life with the family. The entire family loves the outdoors, particularly fishing, camping, riding motorcycles, and traveling. And a fun fact for all, she is a former Miss Teen of New Mexico and was invited to join the performing group Up With People!


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